ICT Experience Center De Verdieping

It is known the fact that some splashes of color can do miracles for various interiors and transform them into amazing unrecognizable spaces. Imagine an empty space or with some shades of grey or white. It will not express anything to anyone and instead of being a welcoming space it will look more like rejective.

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An industrial building with huge spaces and tall ceilings does not look too attractive, especially for those who would like to teach and learn and work in education. It is the case of Studio1:1 ‘s clients called Stichting Kennisnet which represents a local educational institution in ICT(Information and Communications Technology) in Netherlands.They requested to Studio1:1, a Netherlands based design firm to create the ICT Experience Center De Verdieping.

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The headquarters of Stichting Kennisnet is situated on a series of floors in an industrial building and this new center should represent a place where they could receive their guests from different educational fields , a place where 30 people could teach and learn at the same time, at least 5 flexible work spaces which would fit 6 people max, and space for storage of extra chairs and tables. This should also be a colorful and joyful place where they could experiment a lot.

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In order to create such an attractive place there were used innovative materials, interesting acoustic such as panel of second-hand keyboard keys, fluorescent LED lighting were placed parallel to the print-lines on the floor as walking routes throughout the level, straight couches from soft foam and an enlarged blue internet-plug out of Styrofoam.